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Repair work starts on M4 elevated section

15/12/2011

Maintenance work started this week on the M4 elevated section in west London following problems with the bridge piers.

Balfour Beatty starts M4/M5 managed motorway job

12/01/2012

Balfour Beatty began work yesterday on the £78m scheme to allow hard should running around the M4/M5 motorway interchange, near Bristol. 

Highways Agency in race to reopen M4

09/07/2012

Part of the M4 motorway from London to Heathrow has been closed to all traffic after cracks were found in a viaduct.

Highways Agency working round the clock to reopen M4

12/07/2012

Repair work to the Boston Manor Viaduct on the M4 will take longer than expected meaning the motorway will remain closed despite hopes it would re-open on Thursday.

M4 reopens as viaduct repairs completed

13/07/2012

Closed junctions of the M4 reopened this morning after contractors completed round-the-clock repairs to the Boston Manor Viaduct.

£4.9m M4 maintenace package gets start date

25/09/2012

A major £4.9m package of maintenance work on the M4 in Berkshire will start next month.

Consultation on Newport M4 relief plan starts

23/09/2013

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on a draft plan to improve the M4 corridor around Newport.

Minister opens smart motorway in south west

15/01/2014

Roads Minister Robert Goodwill has officially opened the south west’s first smart motorway.

New lights, signs and barriers on M4 slip road

23/02/2012

Work started this week to improve street lighting on slip roads serving the M4 at junction 7, near Slough in Berkshire.

Innovative pole allows for safe maintenance of signs

19/06/2014

Crown International has released computer-generated images of its latest rotating and lowering poles, in response to demand from contractors involved in smart motorway schemes.

Green light for M4 relief road plans

17/07/2014

Welsh Transport Minister Edwina Hart has approved plans for a £1 billion M4 relief road around Newport.

Contractors invited to bid for M4 relief road project

22/07/2014

The Welsh Government is seeking to appoint a contractor to design and construct the new £800m M4 relief road around Newport.

Osborne completes first phase of bridge strengthening on M4

25/07/2014

Osborne has completed the first phase of work to strengthen the piers on a bridge on the M4 that runs over the A4 in West London.

Hart opens improved junction on the M4

17/09/2014

Welsh Transport Minister Edwina Hart has officially opened a new lane that links the M4 at Cardiff with the A470 heading north.

Friends of the Earth mount legal challenge to M4 plans

25/09/2014

The Welsh Government's plans to build a six lane motorway through one of Wales' most important wildlife habitats may be unlawful, according to advice given to environmental charity Friends of the Earth.

M4 smart motorway project given 2016 start date

26/11/2014

Work on a proposed smart motorway upgrade on the M4 could get underway in 2016.

Work to start on M4 improvements

07/01/2015

A £5 million scheme that will see improvement works carried out at junction 10 on the M4 near Reading is starting this weekend.

New barrier to be installed on M4

08/01/2015

A new concrete barrier costing £3.9 million will be installed on the M4 between junctions 17 and 18 near Leigh Delamere.

Joint venture to deliver £750m M4 upgrade

23/03/2015

Costain and Vinci will deliver the £750 million M4 Corridor upgrade around Newport after being awarded the early contractor involvement deal.

Tank removed from M4

09/03/2016

Traffic officers from Highways England acted quickly to stop congestion on the M4 near Swindon after a low loader carrying a Challenger tank ran into problems.

New milestone for M4 project team

17/03/2016

The Costain Vinci joint venture which is progressing the M4 Corridor around Newport has successfully completed an important stage of the project with the publication of the draft statutory orders.

Tougher enforcement for drivers who flout M4 speed limit

25/07/2016

Drivers that flout the variable speed limit restrictions in place along a busy stretch of the M4 around Newport will face tougher enforcement action, says Economy and Infrastructure Secretary, Ken Skates.

DfT approves M4 smart motorway plans

06/09/2016

The proposed upgrade of the M4 from junctions 3 (Hayes) to 12 (Theale) to a smart motorway has been given development consent by the Department for Transport.

Delay to M4 public inquiry

03/10/2016

The Welsh government says the completion date of the M4 relief road will not be put back, despite a delay to the start of the public inquiry.

Welsh infrastructure secretary visits Brynglas Tunnels

19/10/2016

Wales's Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates has been visiting the M4’s Brynglas tunnels to see how essential works are progressing and warned about future capacity on the motorway.

Welsh infrastructure investment plans unveiled

14/12/2016

Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates will outline plans for multi-billion pound Welsh Government infrastructure investment over the next five years including major improvements to the M4, A55, A40 and A494.

Welsh council sets out plans for £100m road and rail scheme

17/04/2018

Two possible routes for a new road linking the M4 with the A48 and Cardiff Airport have been unveiled along with proposals for a new railway station and park and ride facility.

M4 relief road plans dropped

04/06/2019

First Minister Mark Drakeford has abandoned plans for an M4 relief road on cost and environmental grounds, stating there is 'no prospect of the project being implemented in the foreseeable future'.

Fast-tracked measures for M4, after relief road rejected

05/06/2019

The Welsh Government has promised fast-tracked measures to alleviate congestion on the M4 at Newport, while a special commission will consider longer-term solutions.

M4 lighting fix delay 'risks safety'

11/11/2019

A member of the Welsh Assembly has raised safety concerns after it emerged that parts of a busy 10-mile section of the M4 could lack their usual lighting this winter.

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